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Hi I'm Bryan

I'm in a small neighborhood band. I love all beauty that is on the Earth. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I don't think my life overly interesting or unique -- but I wouldn't rather it any other way. I've been lucky enough to be raised in a wonderful family and have made many friends who share the same beliefs and attitudes that I do. Sometimes I wonder why I've been blessed so much. I have a few hobbies, most of them involving music of some sort. I find that music is a great way to capture the goodness that I see in the world. I only wish I had the talent to present it as beautifully. In any case, I'm grateful for the life I live, and hope never to take it for granted. I'm also blessed with the opportunity to go on a mission for the church. In a couple months, I will enter the MTC (Missionary Training Center) for a few weeks before I fly to Hong Kong preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to the good people there. With the language and culture difference, it will be a rough adjustment for me, but I embrace and look forward to my opportunity to serve.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up, I couldn't have told you why I was a Mormon, other than the fact that I was raised by Mormon parents. I hadn't gained my own testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel. But over the last few years, I've had some experiences which challenged my faith and left me questioning the foundational doctrines that we teach. I didn't really want to go to anyone with these concerns because the response, I felt, would be biased to their particular viewpoint. So this left me to personally study the things that I was questioning. It was hard, because most churches don't offer explanations for the things that our church does. So with no alternatives to choose from, I had to rely on my own faith to go to my Heavenly Father in prayer over these concerns. It's difficult to explain the type of gratifying, simple answer that I recieved. But I know that the docrines we teach are true. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that The Book of Mormon is a real, historical account of true events. Whenever I read it, I can't wait to go on my mission to bring this peace to the good people of Hong Kong. I can't wait to bring people to the knowledge that familes can be together forever, and that Jesus Christ can cleanse anyone, no matter how far off the path they think they are. At my young age, I feel great fulfillment and promise for the future, and I credit all of my good fortune to God, who creates all beauty and goodness in the world.

How I live my faith

As I am from Utah, where a large percentage of the population are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I've never had much trouble with living the gospel. I go to church every week, read my scriptures regularly, and follow the words of our living prophet, Thomas S. Monson. I'm lucky to get good support from my friends, because they are all members. Every now and then, I get the chance to bless the sacrament - an ordinance we perform each week at church to become clean from our sins. Not everyone can bless the sacrament, you have to bear the proper authority. So being one with that authority, I feel the need to be worthy of it, which helps me to live a more clean life. Most of the boys my age in the church have this authority, but regretably, many of them don't live as clean of lives. I admit that I've had times where I struggled, but I tell you that when I'm clean and worthy of my priesthood, I feel I am blessed and I live better. This, and other experiences have taught me that it is only when I live my faith that I am truly happy.